Uncompleted projects: Sanction erring contractors, FRC tells MDAs

December 4, 2020 David Agba 0

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) on Friday advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to sanction contractors who failed to complete projects awarded to them. The leader of the commission’s South-west monitoring and evaluation team, Mr. Sule Unekwuojo, gave the advice during the verification of selected projects at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos state. “We have inspected more than 20 Read More

Nutrition programme: NGO wants timely funding, awareness from Nasarawa govt

December 4, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Friday, urged the Nasarawa state government to ensure timely releases of funds to enable effective implementation of nutrition programmes in the state. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the executive secretary CS-SUNN, Beatrice Eluaka, issued at the end of a one day media roundtable on Read More

Nasarawa govt charges contractors on project specifications

November 26, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government, Thursday, charged contractors awarded contracts to ensure strict adherence to specifications and timely execution of projects.Executive chairman Nasarawa state Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB) Muhammad Musa Dan’azumi gave the warning at a bid opening ceremony 2019 intervention fund in Lafia. The chairman who was represented by Permanent member 1 of the board, Mr. Freeman Kasa, warned Read More

Experts seek alternative strategies for Nigeria’s economic growth

November 11, 2020 Ede Udoh 0

The Chairman, Social Insurance Trust Fund, (NSITF), Mr Austin Enajemo-Isire, said there is urgent need to consider alternative strategies to retool the economy for survival and growth even as he called for the review of the Pension Reform Act (PRA) to enable those in Real sectors of the economy have access to Insurance and Pension fund to finance their operations. Mr Read More

Research foundation to take off within 9 months – TETFund

November 6, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has said that the proposed National Research and Development (R&D) Foundation would begin operation within the next nine months. Its executive secretary, Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, disclosed this in Abuja Thursday when he led the Fund’s  R&D sub-committee on Defence and Security on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Naval of Staff, Vice Read More

YPF lauds Reps public hearing on human rights violation by SARS

November 4, 2020 House keeper 0

The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) has commended the House of Representatives for setting up a Joint Committee of Justice, Human Rights, and Police Affairs to conduct a Public Hearing on the Human Rights violation of citizens by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The Chairman of the forum, Kabir Ibrahim Tukura, and the Secretary, Dr. Simon Karu Elisha also commended the Read More

Influential Cardinal resigns from Vatican

September 24, 2020 AFP 0

One of the most influential Vatican cardinals, Angelo Becciu, from Italy, resigned his position unexpectedly on Thursday, the Holy See announced without explanation. “The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and from the rights connected to the Cardinalate, presented by His Eminence Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu,” a one-line Read More

Buhari justifies borrowing to fund infrastructure

September 15, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday justified government borrowing to finance infrastructure, asserting that his government took loans in the interest of the country to solve the dire shortfall in infrastructure.Speaking at a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the State House in Abuja, the president said the country must fix its roads to save lives Read More

FG plans BOT arrangement to rehabilitate refineries – NNPC

September 10, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Group Managing Director Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mele Kyari has revealed plans by the corporation to fix the nation’s refineries via the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) strategy. This, he said, was arrived at because the federal government does not have the required capital to fund the project.   He also said the recent hike in price of fuel was necessitated by Read More

APC mortgaging Nigeria’s sovereignty – PDP

August 3, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the revelation of clauses in the agreements entered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration with the Chinese lenders in the $500 million loan, has vindicated its stand that the APC has been secretly mortgaging the sovereignty of our nation to benefit its selfish leaders. The PDP in a statement by it National Read More

NAHCON reveals when 2021 Hajj registration ‘ll kickoff

July 23, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Thursday said it will commence Hajj registration for 2021 from September 9, 2020. Consequently, the e-Hajj portal for pilgrims’ registration for 2021 Hajj will be opened immediately for registration to commence. NAHCON chairman, Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle Hassan, stated this at a press conference at Hajj House, Thursday, in Abuja. He added that guidelines will Read More

Russia misses deadline to pay doping fine to World Athletics

July 2, 2020 House keeper 0

Russia’s suspended athletics federation said on Thursday it had missed a July 1 deadline to pay $5 million (£3.99m) of a fine to World Athletics, jeopardising the chances of its track and field athletes being able to compete internationally as neutrals. World Athletics, the sport’s global governing body, in March handed the federation a $10 million fine for breaching anti-doping Read More

NDDC stinks – PDP

April 27, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for an immediate system-wide investigation into allegations of fraud, stealing and looting of funds at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). According to the PDP the NDDC, under the current management, has become an automated teller machine (ATM) for corrupt political leaders and their cronies. The party stated this in a statement Monday by Read More

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Bauchi govt prosecutes ex-govs Abubakar, Yuguda for ‘diverting N1trn’

March 10, 2020 House keeper 0

Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed has ordered the arrest and prosecution of his predecessors, Isa Yuguda and Mohammed Abubakar, for alleged diversion of government funds and assets worth over N1 trillion. The governor gave the order, Tuesday after receiving a report of the state’s asset recovery committee he set up to probe the former governors and recover government funds Read More

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Financial Autonomy: Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba LGs still operate joint account

March 10, 2020 House keeper 0

LOCAL Government Councils in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states are still operating Joint Accounts in spite of the financial autonomy granted them by the Federal Government. A survey conducted by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in these states revealed that the local governments still draw their funds from their respective states’ joint accounts. The Benue chapter of the National Union Read More

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Nutrition: CS-SUNN tasks Nasarawa on prompt release of fund

January 27, 2020 House keeper 0

The Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) Monday, called on the Nasarawa state government to prioritise nutrition and ensure timely releases of funds allocated to nutrition in order to scale up nutrition interventions in the state. The Abuja program manager, CS-SUNN Mrs Aji R Robinson, made the call at the one-day policy dialogue meeting for improve implementation of Read More

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FG set to disburse $200 million CVFF Ship owners

January 26, 2020 House keeper 0

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that the two hundred million dollars Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) which was initially used to build faculties of maritime in different Nigerian Universities will now be applied to Ship owners directly.  Amaechi stated this after a meeting organised by NIMASA for Cabotage Stakeholders in Lagos said , a committee which is Read More

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Tension over minister’s appointments of 2 REA directors from Taraba

January 5, 2020 House keeper 0

There is rising tension  in  the Rural Electrification Agency(REA) over the appointmemt of two directors from Taraba state on the agency by the Minister of Power, Engr.  Mamman Sale. Top government sources said the REA had specific directive that the appointees should be in charge of procurement and funds. The directors are, Mr. Bulus Maiyaki in charge of procurement and Dr. Lawal Ibrahim Read More

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PDP charges NASS to probe FG over corruption, insecurity

July 1, 2019 House keeper 0

 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the National Assembly to investigate the alleged widespread insecurity, economic depression, abuse of office and violations under the All Progressives Congress-led administration since May 2015. PDP in statement by its national publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Monday urged the federal legislature to protect the interest of millions of Nigerians by invoking its powers under sections Read More

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Jaiz banks’ balance sheet hits N109bn in 2018

June 27, 2019 House keeper 0

Jaiz Bank PLC  says its balance sheet size grew to N109 billion in 2918 representing a 25 per cent increase compared to the figures for 2017.  Speaking at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday in Abuja, the Bank’s Chief Executive, Hassan Usman, said the Banks total customers’ deposit surged by 25 per cent to N85 billion in 2018 from N68 Read More

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LG autonomy: NFIU has no legal backing to direct on funds – AKSG

June 5, 2019 House keeper 0

Akwa Ibom State Government has declared that it is not against the autonomy of Local Government Councils but that the power to legislate local government affairs according to the constitution was vested on the State House of Assembly not a mere establishment like the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU). Reacting to the ruling of a Federal High Court which gave Read More

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Sexual Abuse: UN receives 37 allegations against personnel

June 3, 2019 House keeper 0

The United Nations received 37 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against its personnel in the first quarter of 2019, according to one of its spokespersons. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the organisation, disclosed this at a news conference in New York on Thursday. The alleged offenders, according to Mr Haq, include civilian and uniformed personnel from Read More

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Universities must explore alternative ways to fund staff

February 21, 2019 House keeper 0

In a recent University World News article, Patrick Swanzy and Francis Ansah argued vehemently against the Ghanaian government’s cut-off policy for retired lecturers/professors from public universities. The policy required all public universities to remove the names of retired contract lecturers/professors who are 60 years or older from the government payroll. As public servants, public university lecturers/professors are paid through the Read More

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Kwara APC governorship candidate to review varsity fees

February 3, 2019 House keeper 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kwara, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has promised to review tuition fees charged by the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, if elected. The APC governorship candidate made the promise on Sunday in Malete, Moro Local Government during a campaign tour of the university town. The candidate made the promise to students of the institution who Read More

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‘Looters list’ arrant nonsense – Fani-Kayode

April 3, 2018 House keeper 0

Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Fani Kayode, has described the ‘looters list’ released by the federal government as arrant nonsense and utterly shameful. The former Director of Media and Publicity of Goodluck Jonathan/Nanamadi Sambo Campaign organization during the 2015 elections stated yesterday in a statement made available to the newsmen that he “is Read More